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Tue Mar 18 2008

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Message 1: Linguistic Cycles Workshop
Date: 18-Mar-2008
From: Elly van Gelderen <ellyvangelderenasu.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Cycles Workshop
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Linguistic Cycles Workshop

Date: 25-Apr-2008 - 26-Apr-2008
Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
Contact: Elly Van Gelderen
Contact Email: ellyvangelderenasu.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/LingCycles.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Cycles of language change have not been studied in generative linguistics and
only sporadically in other frameworks. This workshop is an attempt to bring
together linguists who do work on these cycles and discuss their current
research. It also aims to come up with (a) description of linguistic cycles (in
as many languages as possible) in terms of structural principles, and (b)
explanations of the internal changes, e.g. by applying insights from language
acquisition to this debate.

Linguistic Cycles Workshop
25-26 April 2008
Arizona State University - LL 60
http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/LingCycles.html

Friday, April 25th

LL173N
8:00-9:00
Coffee

LL 60
9:00-9:15
Olena Tsurska: Welcome

9:15-10:00
Elly van Gelderen: Linguistic Cycles as Economy

10:00-10:20
Break (refreshments in LL173N)

10:20-11:00
Diana Vedovato: Weak Pronouns in Italian: Instances of a Broken Cycle?

11:00-11:45
Leonard Faltz: Approaching a Reflexive Cycle

11:45-12:30
Kyongjoon Kwon: Subject Cycle of Pronominal Auxiliaries in Old North Russian

12:30-2:00
Lunch (see list of possible lunch places)

2:00-2:45
Terje Lohndal: The Copula Cycle

2:45-3:30
Remus Gergel: Cycling up (and 'Late Merge') on LF: Evidence from Modal Rather

3:30-3:45
Break (refreshments in LL173N)

3:45-4:30
Clifton Pye: Cycles of Agreement in the Acquisition of Five Mayan Languages

4:30-5:15
Cathleen Waters: Axial Part and Semantic Bleaching in English Prepositions

5:15-6:00
Monica Irimia: Sorting out Cyclic Variation in Adpositions

7:00-??
Dinner at ZTejas in Tempe

Saturday, April 26th

LL173N
8:00-8:45
Coffee

8:45-9:30
Thomas Bever, Roeland Hancock, & Montse Sanz:
The study of language cycles in vivo and in vitro

9:30-10:15
Johan van der Auwera: Jespersen's Cycle - Notes from Egyptology and Flemish
Dialectology

10:15-11
Theresa Biberauer: Multiple Jespersen's Cycles in Afrikaans Negation and the
Future of Afrikaans Negative Concord

11-11:20
Break (refreshments in LL173N)

11:20-12
Olena Tsurska: The Negative Cycle in Early Russian

12-1
Invited speaker
Jack Hoeksema: Jespersen recycled

1-1:10
Closing comments

Lunch or possible hike in the Superstition Mountains (contact Elly)



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